We go to the best pediatrician ever! We went in for my daughter's 3 year well child check last week. She is doing great and growing on schedule. 85th percentile for weight (35lbs) and 85th for height (38 1/2 inches). Her doctor talked to me about discipline, potty training, eating, and let me ask all the questions I had. We had been going to a pretty bad doctor before this one and I am happy to have found this practice. If you are in the area you need to check out Parker Peds.
Anyways, she had awesome advice for potty training. She said to do a rewards system (like a lot of friends and readers had mentioned). We ran to the Dollar Tree and grabbed a basket and some goodies right after our appointment. She said to change up the prize each time my daughter went potty. We grabbed toys and one box of candy. I even let my daughter personalize the little basket we used with some stickers we picked up.
I asked on Facebook about taking a trip while potty training and got some good advice. Some people said to use a pull up on the drive and others said that would confuse her. We decided to not use the pull up and she did wonderful on the ride to my mom's (hour drive). We did not even have to stop because she passed out in the back. As soon as we go to our destination she went.
My mom got us this really neat potty seat. It has a stair to help my daughter sit down. It helps a lot and she can go potty by herself. Yes we read on the potty or we play with a tablet. My daughter is even going number two in the potty! I am so proud of the progress she has made in such a short period of time. We are using pull ups only at night now. She has not had an accident in over a week now!
Woo hoo for my baby girl getting this potty training down!!
How long did it take to potty train your kids? What advice helped you most?